Monday, January 11, 2010

Christian Keyboarding

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Keyboarding for the Christian School, Elementary Edition  ($12.95)  is a keyboarding (typing) course designed for private and home schools. It is sold as an e-book that is designed to be printed before use. It can also be used on-screen if both it and the word processing program are displayed in small windows.

This course is very similar to what I remember using many years ago when learning to type on a typewriter in my eighth grade typing class. The first several lessons are drills on the home keys. Each lesson adds a few more characters until all the keys are mastered. As the lessons progress, Bible verses are used for typing practice. After all the characters are mastered, instruction is given in basic word processing skills, including lists and centering. Speed drills are provided for selected lessons.

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Overall, this is a very simple program—efficient and inexpensive, but not very motivating as compared to many programs. The lessons are short and Emily was able to work fairly independently. I did provide some supervision to make sure that she was using the correct fingering.

If you are looking for an inexpensive, simple, no-frills keyboarding program, this may be just what you need.

I received this item free  in exchange for my honest review.

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